Carnahan backs moratorium on new offshore drilling

Thursday, June 3, 2010 | 5:02 p.m. CDT; updated 12:59 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 10, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Robin Carnahan is backing a moratorium on new offshore oil drilling until more is learned about the cause of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Carnahan's campaign said Thursday she has supported offshore drilling in the past but now wants to place it on hold until a review of the spill can be completed.

Republican Senate candidate Roy Blunt has not changed his support for offshore drilling. Blunt's campaign saiddrilling can go forward while learning lessons from the spill.

Blunt, a congressman from southwest Missouri, and Carnahan, the secretary of state, are their parties' leading candidates to replace retiring Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., but they first face Aug. 3 primary elections.


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